Good Works Large Grant Has Been Awarded!

The Rotary Club of Salem is thrilled to announce that the Gilbert House Children’s Museum has been awarded the 2021/2022 Good Works Large Grant. The $60,000 in funding will be used to install a new play area.  Learn more here: Rotary Good Works Award 2021. This year’s selection process was very competitive.  Twenty-two highly qualified […]

2020 Fall Literacy Grant Recipients Awarded


The Salem Rotary Literacy Committee recently awarded three grants for smaller projects or existing programs that promote increased literacy and/or reading skills for children within Salem and Marion and Polk Counties. Grants from the Salem Rotary Literacy Committee generally range between $500 to $2,500. The average grant size is $750. The 2021 grant recipients include: […]

In Search of Hands On Projects!

The Rotary Club of (downtown) Salem is currently accepting applications for “Hand’s On” service projects in our community which could be completed between September 2020 and June 2021. These projects can typically be completed in one 2-3 hour visit to the volunteer location.    Please note, these are not monetary grants, but rather an opportunity for our Rotary […]

Weekly Newsletter | August 27, 2019

August 28 – Salem Convention Center Program: The Evolution of Recycling We encounter environmentally-related attributes regularly in everyday life, as evidenced by product labels that promote the recycled content, recyclability, compostability, or bio-based composition of a product and public policies that focus on increasing recovery/recycling rates (e.g. circularity) or banning materials that do not include these attributes (e.g. zero […]

Now Accepting Applications for Hands-On Service Projects

The Rotary Club of (downtown) Salem is currently accepting applications for “Hand’s On” service projects in our community which could be completed between September 2019 and June 2020 (we are hoping to schedule projects for the remainder of the “year”, so don’t be afraid to look ahead for potential needs).  These projects can typically be […]

Weekly Newsletter | August 20, 2019

August 21 – Salem Convention Center Program: Speed Dating with Committees – Interactive & Informative President, Tammy Dennee, and President Elect, Sue Bloom, will lead Wednesday’s Speed Dating with eight Committees. Every Club Member is asked to join a minimum of two committees when inducted. Speed Dating gives you the opportunity to learn about committees, […]

New Member Introduction | Jerome Rosa

It is my pleasure to present Jerome Rosa for membership today. Jerome and his wife of 35 years, Carole, reside in Gervais.  They are parents to three grown children:  Genae – 31, is married to Andrew. They have two children; Erika – 30, is married to Bret, a newlywed; and Greg, 28.  He is single.  […]

New Member Introduction | Bruce Wadleigh

Bruce Wadleigh

Our club is fortunate to welcome Bruce Wadleigh as a member. Bruce refers to himself as a “recovering banker” – a title he has grown into over that past 15 years as the founder and owner of Barnwood Naturals. More on that in a moment. Bruce grew up in the Clackamas County community of Beavercreek […]

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